COVID-19 vaccination slots showing FULL? Use THESE APPS for notifications
COVID-19 India Latest Update: The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been stronger with far-reaching impacts in the country. People are looking for COVID-19 related information everywhere - be it for vaccination or hospital beds, oxygen supply or home delivery. Thanks to technology! Due to technology, getting information about COVID-19 resources have become a bit easier. Here is a list of top five useful apps that one can download on the smartphones which will make locating COVID-19 related information a lot easier.
This platform was released by the government of India for people to register and book slots for COVID-19 vaccination. Through this app one can register for COVID-19 vaccination and schedule an appointment. CoWIN also keeps a track of the vaccination schedule. The platform also keeps hold of the COVID-19 vaccination certificates of the users. Source: PTI
This is a contact tracing app, it traces the contacts and see if the user is safe, and it also warns the users in case of nearby infected zones. The app also helps in providing latest information regarding the pandemic, the vaccine as well as the guidelines for staying safe. Furthermore, the app has a quick dial button for COVID-19 helpline and there are some other useful features as well. Source: PTI
Twitter is providing state specific updates to the users. It has also taken up initiatives to curb fake news regarding the pandemic and is trying to ensure that people are provided with accurate information. Apart from these, people are using Twitter to amplify COVID-19 related information and resources which is helping the people in need to find the resources as soon as possible. Source: PTI
At present, it is really difficult to book a slot for COVID-19 vaccination as most of the times the slots are already booked. As a result, one needs to keep a track of the new slots when they are released. In order to make this process easy, Paytm has developed a tool that pings the CoWIN portal at regular intervals and notifies you if a slot in your area is available. Source: PTI